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Open access is free, unrestricted online access to the outputs of research. Open access material can be in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, theses, scholarly monographs and research data. If a journal article or other research output is open access it means that, by the consent of the author or copyright-holder, it can be freely accessed using an internet connection.

For further information on the UEA Policy on Open Access and the payment of Article Processing Charges please click here.

There are two main routes to open access publishing, either making copies of material available in open access repositories or publishing materials in open access journals. Open access does not affect peer-review; articles are peer-reviewed and published in open access journals in the traditional way.

Open access repositories contain digital collections of research material that have been deposited by their authors, a process also known as self-archiving. Many digital repositories exist to serve research disciplines and can contain a variety of content types and formats. Repositories also exist at Institutional level and are used to capture and manage intellectual assets. UEA Digital Repository is an 'open access' repository of research publications and other research output containing the details of published research produced by UEA staff and holds UEA's collection of e-theses.

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Routes to Open Access

UEA Policy on Open Access

Accessing the UEA Article Processing Charge Fund

Research Funders Open Access Policies

Open Access FAQs


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